Athena tennis girl is reunited with famous poster

275x250.jpg It's taken some getting to the bottom of, but the woman who adorned the walls of teenage boys everywhere after posing for a cheeky tennis poster, has finally been revealed.

35-years-ago, at the age of 18, Fiona Walker posed for a photo on a tennis court in Birmingham where she stood with her back to camera and lifted her short tennis dress to reveal her bottom.

The image - taken be her boyfriend Martin Elliott - went on to become one of the world's best selling posters and instantly recognisable around the world. Though Walker was never identified as 'tennis girl'.

But now - as the poster goes on show as part of an exhibition celebrating art about tennis - she's decided to show her face for the first time… and this time that's all she's showing.
275x250.jpg Walker says she never made a penny from the iconic photo (Elliott is said to have received £250,000 in royalty payments) but has no regrets. She also added that she's never been keen on playing tennis and had borrowed the white sports dress and racket.

The image will join works by LS Lowry and Stanley Spencer on display at the Court On Canvas: Tennis In Art exhibition at the Barber Institute in Birmingham.

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